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Luton Town seeking home comforts against Portsmouth in Sky Bet League 2

28 August 2015

Luton Town play host to Portsmouth this weekend, a team they possess an impressive record against at Kenilworth Road.

The pair have faced each other 24 times at the Kenny dating back to the 1920/21 season, and the side from the south coast have only come away with maximum points on two occasions – a 2-0 win in 1922, and a 4-1 triumph 70 years later.

Luton posted three wins in consecutive seasons after that loss, before the two clubs went their separate ways. It wasn't until last campaign that the clubs renewed acquaintances, and Pompey failed to triumph yet again, although they did grab a hard-earned point in a 1-1 draw.

If early-season form is anything to go by, then Paul Cook may feel his side can bring that wretched run to an end following their unbeaten start to the Sky Bet League 2 campaign.

They were made to work hard to keep that record intact last week, finding themselves three goals down at home to Morecambe. However, Gary Roberts inspired a comeback and, despite going down to 10 men, Pompey took a point.

Luton, however, were on the other end of a spirited comeback last weekend as they slipped to an unlikely defeat at Yeovil Town.

Early goals from Craig Mackail-Smith and Paul Benson at Huish Park were soon cancelled out by the Glovers, and a second-half winner condemned the Hatters to defeat, leaving John Still's men in 22nd position with just two points from their four games.

Can Luton maintain their proud home record against Portsmouth, or will Pompey pick up the points? Keep up-to-date with our Twitter updates, via @SkyBetLeague2.

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